Dockside Camera

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  1. ocgrant

    ocgrant Official Bahamas Boating Ambassador GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 31, 2006
    Miami / Ft Lauderdale
    H2O Therapy
    2006 Sundancer 48
    Novurania 430DL
    Yamaha EX-R
    PADI Divemaster
    Raymarine Electronics
    Cummins QSC 540's
  2. copb8tx

    copb8tx Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 26, 2008
    Highland Village, TX/Port Richey, FL
    SOLD 2005 420 DA w/T-8.1S Horizons
    2018 Sea Hunt 255se w/Yamaha 300hp
    That's impressive. Can you zoom with it and if so how clear is the image as you get farther out?
     
  3. ocgrant

    ocgrant Official Bahamas Boating Ambassador GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 31, 2006
    Miami / Ft Lauderdale
    H2O Therapy
    2006 Sundancer 48
    Novurania 430DL
    Yamaha EX-R
    PADI Divemaster
    Raymarine Electronics
    Cummins QSC 540's
    yes you can zoom in, that is all the way out. It is pretty cool.
     
  4. copb8tx

    copb8tx Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 26, 2008
    Highland Village, TX/Port Richey, FL
    SOLD 2005 420 DA w/T-8.1S Horizons
    2018 Sea Hunt 255se w/Yamaha 300hp
    If you get a chance during the day can you zoom in on something across the channel and get a screenshot?

    TIA
     
  5. ocgrant

    ocgrant Official Bahamas Boating Ambassador GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 31, 2006
    Miami / Ft Lauderdale
    H2O Therapy
    2006 Sundancer 48
    Novurania 430DL
    Yamaha EX-R
    PADI Divemaster
    Raymarine Electronics
    Cummins QSC 540's
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  6. HawkX66

    HawkX66 Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2020
    SE Virginia and NH
    "Tread Knot"
    1997 Sea Ray Sundancer 290DA

    2020 F350 6.7L
    454 L29 Carb w/ Bravo III
    Pretty slick set up. So all you need is a 120vac outlet and a wifi connection right?
     
  7. copb8tx

    copb8tx Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 26, 2008
    Highland Village, TX/Port Richey, FL
    SOLD 2005 420 DA w/T-8.1S Horizons
    2018 Sea Hunt 255se w/Yamaha 300hp
    That is so cool. I can't believe the pricing on these things!!

    Did it require a subscription service?
     
  8. Irie308

    Irie308 Well-Known Member

    May 28, 2013
    CT
    2004 420 DB, GHS Hydraulic Lift
    Garmin 8600/Garmin 1222 plus
    AB Mares 10 VSX with 30 hp Tohatsu
    Cummins 450C 8.3 L Turbocharged
    How are you powering it?
     
  9. SloBurn

    SloBurn Active Member

    839
    May 30, 2013
    Greenwood Lake, NY
    1994 270 Sundancer. 7.4L Merc. Tow with a 2006 Dodge RAM Hemi
    340 HP Merc 454 c.i.
    It says 12V DC. Where are you getting power for it?
     
  10. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    Boatless in WA
    No motor
    Got my coffee and watching with interest.
     
  11. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    Does it work with an iPhone or only Android?
     
  12. HawkX66

    HawkX66 Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2020
    SE Virginia and NH
    "Tread Knot"
    1997 Sea Ray Sundancer 290DA

    2020 F350 6.7L
    454 L29 Carb w/ Bravo III
    According to what I just read about the camera, it has a power adapter that needs to be plugged into 120vac. It has a battery back up for a brief period. It's either wifi or SD card. For wifi it will connect to a hot spot on a cellphone etc.
     
  13. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    Makes me wonder why the marina's would not set these up all over the place if they are so cheap.
     
  14. firecadet613

    firecadet613 Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2007
    Indiana
    2007 Four Winns V358
    Twin VP 5.7GXi V-Drive / ZF63s
    There are the ones linked in the OP, Foscam, Wyze, etc. Many to choose from with different feature levels.

    I use Wyze on the boat, I have a MicroSD card plugged in them and get 24/7 recording for up to 14 days. I can log in via the app on my cell phone at any time, get motion notifications and can do playback all from my cell phone.

    Two cameras setup on the boat for under $100...chump change in the grand scheme of things. Spend a few bucks and see what works best for your setup.
     
  15. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    2002 410DA
    Caterpillar 350HP 3126
    I have a canary onboard that I’d say is just ok, I need to check these out

    I’d like to stick one in the bilge too, something comforting about being able to make sure it’s dry down there once in a while
     
  16. carterchapman

    carterchapman Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Mar 25, 2008
    Lake Chickamauga/Marietta, GA/Ft. Myers, FL
    2006 Sea Ray 58 DB
    MAN CRM V8-900s, Twin Disc Drives; Onan 21.5 Generator
    Liability.

    The cameras would record when someone bring’s their girlfriend, and the wife’s divorce attorneys’ would subpoena the Marina owners.
    That’s what my marina owner tells me anyway.
     
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  17. ocgrant

    ocgrant Official Bahamas Boating Ambassador GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 31, 2006
    Miami / Ft Lauderdale
    H2O Therapy
    2006 Sundancer 48
    Novurania 430DL
    Yamaha EX-R
    PADI Divemaster
    Raymarine Electronics
    Cummins QSC 540's
    Yes it requires power, no subscription, app for apple or android. This is mounted on a light pole where I installed an outlet to plug it into.
     
  18. DaleM

    DaleM Member

    684
    Aug 5, 2009
    Mt Airy, MD
    340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 Horizons
    I tried one similar to the cam mentioned originally in this thread. I had some weird experiences with it. I remember when I set it up I had to use some code that "identified" the cam to access it in the app. After I set it up and tried to access it I was seeing someone elses cam, could control it, everything. Sometimes I got my cam. I promptly stuffed it back in the box and returned it.

    I use the Blink cams from Amazon. They aren't P/T/Z, but they are battery powered, IR at night, two-way audio, waterproof and motion activation which makes them super versatile. I have one on the dock to monitor her in high-winds and then put one in the cabin in case someone enters.


    https://www.amazon.com/stores/page/...MIiciWzP2K7wIVB7KGCh3AlgvSEAAYASAAEgJcAPD_BwE
     
  19. JimFromMD

    JimFromMD Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2010
    Annapolis, MD - Middle Chesapeake Bay
    2005 300DA, Garmin 740s w/Vision Charts and GMR18HD RADAR
    5.0MPI w/BIIs, Kohler 5E Generator.
    Ive been looking at the Blink cams. Which ones did you use specifically? I was thinking to leave an old iPhone on the boat to use as a wifi hotspot for internet. Any images you could share to give an idea of quality? Also do you get motion triggers with the boat moving in the slip?
     
  20. LG111

    LG111 Active Member

    730
    Jan 4, 2015
    NW
    44 Sedan Bridge - 07
    Black Hull
    QSC500’s
    Love the wifi camera option. Help me understand how the connection works. Do you link the camera to the marina WI-FI and then you can view the boat using cell service or wifi at home?

    Or does the camera and phone need to be on the same Wi-Fi source?
     

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